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TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2016– )
After the death of her husband, a woman attempts to rebuild her life while surrounded by her sometimes problematic family and friends.
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Series cast summary:
Lesley Manville ...  Cathy 18 episodes, 2016-2019
Peter Mullan ...  Michael 18 episodes, 2016-2019
Lisa McGrillis ...  Kelly 18 episodes, 2016-2019
Sam Swainsbury ...  Jason 18 episodes, 2016-2019
Dorothy Atkinson ...  Pauline 18 episodes, 2016-2019
Ross Boatman Ross Boatman ...  Derek 17 episodes, 2016-2019
Karl Johnson ...  Reg 15 episodes, 2016-2019
Marlene Sidaway ...  Maureen 15 episodes, 2016-2019


After the death of her husband, a woman attempts to rebuild her life while surrounded by her sometimes problematic family and friends.

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13 May 2016 (UK) See more »

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Мама See more »

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Big Talk Productions See more »
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16:9 HD
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On 2nd November 2018 actress Lisa McGrillis (Kelly) revealed on twitter that that was the last ever day of filming on the series. Production company Big Talk Productions later confirmed that third series of the sitcom would be the final series. See more »

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13 February 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I somehow managed to miss this during its original transmission, so have just watched every episode and I have to say I'm hooked.

Cathy is recently widowed and just trying to get on with life, but it's the others around that keep throwing her curve balls, whether it's her well meaning son Jason, who perpetually walks around the house in his pants, his well meaning if absent minded girlfriend Kelly, or considerate brother Derek and his social climbing girlfriend Pauline. Cathy is the one who's world should have fallen apart, but instead is a level headed, strong woman, who is basically just a delightful woman.

Lesley Manville, an actress I've always loved shows that comedy is as easy for her as drama, she is superb. I'm hooked on Kelly's character, Lisa McGrillis is a delight with great comedy timing. The whole cast are great, the parents in law always cause a few laughs, so realistic.

I'm reminded of Grandma's House from a few years back, it's a suburban comedy, nothing slapstick or outrageous, just great character play, coupled with top notch scripts.

A joy. 9/10 Roll on Series 2 and 3.

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